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For the second straight year, Mexico has claimed the Junior World Cup. Last
year, Mexico won by 34 point margin; this year's new format closed the gap to
14 points, but the trophy still stays with Mexico for another year. It came
down to head-to-head matches between Team USA and Team Mexico. In the seven
divisions where the final pitted these two powerhouse teams, Mexico won 6 and
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TO SERVE ON THE
USRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS?
Petition Deadline: December 31
The 2004 round of Board of Director Elections is underway, and last-minute
hopefuls can still be placed on the ballot -- by submitting a petition signed
by 100 current USRA members. Completed original petitions must be received at
the USRA offices no later than Wednesday, December 31!
petition form ]
USRA Board VP Randy Stafford has rolled
out his new
fundraising campaign for the coming season ... just in time for year-end
giving. With a whole new lineup of premiums -- from exclusive, new logoed
apparel, to being among top donors who receive special treatment at events --
you'll get plenty in return for your tax deductible gifts to the new
fundraiser! And New Year's will be here before you know it ... take a look,
and take part!
UPDATE II ...
The USRA would like to thank the racquetball community for all its efforts
over the past few months. Your letters and e-mails to Congress have had a
tremendous effect and we are proud to have such active and outspoken
Pan-American concerns remain partly unsolved and we are continuing to work to
create a fix. The U.S. Senate, largely through the efforts of Senator Specter
of Pennsylvania, has committed to resolve our concerns; however, the U.S.
House has failed to produce a bill. Originally the House legislation was
crafted in the Energy and Commerce Committee, but it was discovered that
jurisdiction of the USOC reform effort is under the control of the House
Judiciary Committee, which is now working to re-craft the House USOC reform
we thank you for all your assistance and ask that you check here frequently --
as we may need to reinstate a grassroots campaign focusing on the House
Judiciary in the upcoming weeks. We'll keep you posted!
JUNIOR FORMAT REVISED
The format of the annual
Junior World Championships has been changed, effective with the upcoming 2003 event. The
tournament will now be played in the same, two-part, way that adult
competition at the international level is handled.